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As Trump attacks WHO, World Bank looks for shareholder support (Devex)
April 16, 2020
From the article:
“…U.S. President Donald Trump’s attack on the World Health Organization has stoked fears of a breakdown in international leadership and support for the multilateral system, while advocates for a strong and sustained World Bank response to the pandemic hope that the institution will be spared from those political battles.
‘The [multilateral development bank] system seems to have managed to avoid the wrath of this president, and perhaps that suggests there is more scope for them to be able to do more over time without threats for their funding being cut or otherwise impeded by political motivation,’ said Scott Morris, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, on Wednesday…”